Polyphenols are compounds derived from plants,which usually produce fruits such as grapes, berries, and peanuts. These are all great sources of Polyphenols, one in particular that has come to the forefront is, Resveratrol. Resveratrol can be found in all three of the above listed foods.
Resveratrol supplements are commonly produced from a native Chinese and Japanese plant called the “Knotwood.” Other supplements that are commonly made from Resveratrol are also derived from red grapes or their wine.
In testing performed on laboratory rats, Resveratrol showed great promise prolonging the life of rats that were fed a high calorie diet. In fact these rats lived longer than rats fed the same diet without Resveratrol. This shows that there may be a correlation between longevity and Resveratrol. Resveratrol is thought to activate a certain gene that helps to protect the body from the negative consequences of aging, sickness, and obesity.
Laboratory studies have also indicated positive effects of Resveratrol in the health of the heart, a lowering of cholesterol, and the ability to stop the spread of cancer cells and perhaps even trigger the body to begin killing those cells.
Studies also show that taking Resveratrol may help prevent the onset of Diabetes tremendously. When your body begins to resist Insulin, it becomes no longer possible for the body to regulate the amount of sugar in your blood stream. This diagnosis is called Diabetes Mellitus. Coming with so many complications, Diabetes Mellitus is not something you want to have or try and battle.
Resveratrol is easy to take and what more could one ask for in a little pill. The verdict is still out, but Resveratrol may be the new “miracle” cure!